Lazarus, Come Forth!: How Jesus Confronts the Culture of Death and Invites Us into the New Life of Peace

Book, 2011, 179 pp
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The raising of Lazarus in John’s Gospel is one of the most dramatic and poignant episodes in scripture. While traditionally read as a story about friendship and faith, Dear shows through his extended meditations how it also summarizes the persistent theme of the Gospel. If Lazarus represents humanity, the story of his raising is about the God of Life confronting the power of death itself, calling humanity to walk out of its tomb—the culture of violence and war—and into “the new life of resurrection peace.”

According to Dear, the Gospel urges us to carry on this liberating work of Jesus today: to remove the stone that traps us in violence, to call each other out of our tombs, to unbind one another and set each other free to live in peace. In doing so, we will fulfill our vocations as disciples of Jesus and enter the fullness of life today.

Includes questions for small group study.
GenreItem with Questions
PublisherOrbis Books

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